I have a confession to make…I am a complete and utter Gleek. I love the show Glee. Love it.
I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about a show since Saved by the Bell (I used to hope that they would randomly discover me and put me in a guest role on the show. Yes, now I hope that about Glee).

Perhaps it’s because I’m just a nerdy show choir kid at heart. Maybe it’s because it brings back memories of performing. Or it could be because the production (as unrealistic as it is since we know high schools have to¬† cut their budgets for the arts) is such a visual treat. At least part of it is because of the emotion that can be expressed through music – particularly joy. One of my favorite moments so far has been the Glee wedding entrance using Bruno Mars’ “Marry You.”

Would you consider doing something like this for your wedding? OK, probably not unless everyone in your wedding party is actually in glee club. But it does portray an important point. Weddings are a joyous occasion. Even if it’s a very formal wedding – you are still celebrating love and life. If you’re planning a wedding, don’t forget give some thought to how you can incorporate some elements to express the happiness of the event. You may not have people dancing down the aisle but why not make them feel like they want to?

At the very least – this is a great video to send to your wedding party and tell them they’ll be re-enacting it!

Since a good part of the country is buried under snow today, how about a reminder that summer will (eventually) be back? Or will that just be rubbing it in?
This cheery event made the rounds on wedding blogs last summer and I think now is just about the perfect time to bring it back…

All images via my bride story wedding & events

Don’t you feel warmer already?

If you really look at the materials that were used, you’ll see that things were created fairly inexpensively for the event but still created a creative and cohesive theme. Of course, the flowers weren’t cheap, but notice how large blooms were used in concentrated groupings – that will give you a lot of impact for your money. For more information from the wedding designer and planner who put this together, grab another cup of hot cocoa, curl up and click here.